Are you worried about your home's electrical system? Here are four signs to look out for that may indicate the need to hire a certified electrician:
The Light Switches Don't Respond
When your light switches don't respond as they should, it's a good idea to call in a professional electrician so they can address the problem. Light switches that won't turn on or off on command may indicate faulty or loose electrical wiring that results in a serious fire at some point in the future. So, it's important not to let non-responsive light switches go unnoticed. If they aren't working as they should be, there is no doubt that they need an inspection at the very least.
You Notice Electrical Tape
Another telltale sign that your home's electrical system needs to be inspected and updated by an experienced and certified electrician is that you can see electrical tape connecting some of your wiring, whether inside or outside of your walls. Almost all professional electricians use special electrical connectors and avoid electrical tape whenever possible, so signs of electrical tape may mean that a layman has been working on your system and dangerous circumstances are at play.
The Electrical Sockets are Exposed
If any of your electrical sockets are exposed, there is a good chance that a certified mechanic didn't do the job. Whether it's a trusted neighbor or a general contractor, if the person who worked on your electrical system last isn't certified they likely don't have the knowledge and experience needed to make sure that your home doesn't catch on fire as time passes on.
All of your electrical sockets should be secured inside the walls and no wiring should be exposed whatsoever. If you think your electrical sockets look unsafe or are exposed, take the time to call in a professional electrician to rectify the problem as soon as possible.
The Fans and Appliances Seem Quirky
It might seem like your ceiling, floor fans, or appliances are starting to go bad, it may very well be an electrical problem that make these things seem quirky when you try to use them. You may have to turn your blender on two or three times before it actually starts working. Or maybe your washing machine turns off for some reason right in the middle of a cycle. If your fans and appliances are working as you think they should be, consider calling a residential electrician to inspect your system and make sure it's working properly.